by Jerry Brotton
Editor: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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This beautifully illustrated map shows more than 60 of the greatest maps ever made, from the ancient Babylonian map engraved on a stone tablet, through medieval maps such as the world map to the modernity of Google Earth’s satellite images.Drawing on geography, science, exploration, art, culture and mythology, maps have existed almost as long as the human race.They do more than just describe the landscape, they also offer a unique insight into the life and beliefs of their creators.Grande Cartes shows how they have changed our understanding of the world, and has set of maps and visual close-up towers that draw the main details of this intriguing offer historical and cultural context.Using world maps filled with fantastic monsters, through famous explorers to discover new continents, the first road atlas and modern data mapping and mapping, Big Maps explores the amazing photographic detail how maps have influenced and reflected our world throughout history.
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